Saturday Morning Synopsis….
UPdate 1 PM:
Snow showers still going but will continue to become more scattered this afternoon before ending tonight. 4-8 inch reports now at lake level. Reader Reports page updated.
8 AM UPdate:
Kirkwood now reporting 15 inches and Mt. Rose 21 inches at the summit. Looks like these 2 will be the first to break the 2 foot mark. Sugar Bowl about a foot now. 6 inches in Truckee. Plenty of orographic snowfall forming this morning. Snowfall will be more confined to the crest by afternoon. Mammoth is reporting 2-3 feet up top.
Storm for Sunday into Monday is being shown in 2 waves now by the models. First wave moves in Sunday afternoon with another Monday afternoon. Total liquid of 1-2 inches with snow levels down to lake level or lower the entire event. 9-15 inches at lake level, 1-2 feet above 7000 ft., possibly over 2 feet in a few spots along the crest by MOnday night. This is on top of where we end up by tonight.
Taking the kids out for some fun in the snow. Next update this evening to look at new totals. Keep sending in snowfall reports to post on the Reader Reports page. BA
From 6 AM:
Resorts with summit elevations near 10,000 ft. like Heavenly & Mt. Rose are reporting 12-18 inches. The rest reporting 6-9 inches so far as of 5-6 a.m. Resort totals page is updated. Enough rain fell last night before the snow levels dropped that it would have been 3-4 feet along the West Shore. Lake level reports of 3-4 inches so far, keep them coming.
If you were still up the snow levels starting coming down around 11 pm and crashed below 7000 ft by 1 am. So it was only snow 4-5 hours so far as of the snow reports. The heavier snow will continue this morning with lighter snow this afternoon. Obviously the snow levels went up about 1000 ft higher than forecasted which caused them to come down slower than forecasted. We’ll see how much we can recover here during the day.
NWs still has a winter storm warning for 1-3 feet total above 8000 ft. Thinking it will be more like 18-24 inches now above 8000 ft, with 12-18 inches above 7000 ft., and 6-12 at lake level. Above 9000 ft. we could still see 2-3 feet in total by tonight.
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